What emperor got rid of the Senate?

By crystalled, in 'Latin Culture', Jul 20, 2010.

  1. crystalled Member

    I remember that there was an emperor who moved the seat of the government away from the Senate, thereby dismissing it.

    Do any of you know who it was?
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    Cygnea, Gena
    What do you mean b the seat of the government? The senate never had any executive power
  3. crystalled Member

    There was visibility of democracy.
  4. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    Cygnea, Gena
  5. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    Perhaps he means "the appearance" of democracy?
  6. Quasus Civis Illustris

    Coimbra, Portugal
    Diocletian, no?
  7. Akela viam inveniam

    I thought it was Domitian...

    http://military-leaders.suite101.com/ar ... r-domitian
    But I am not sure whether this change was what crystalled meant, since, I believe, it was reversed after Domitian's death...

    Crystalled is a gal, by the way. She said it somewhere that her name is Crystal :)
  8. crystalled Member

    I thought that change was not reversed, but maybe I just do not remember :oops:

    Did Diocletian do something similar? Whatever it was, I haven't found it on wikipedia.

    Crystal :hi:
  9. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    But of course. I said perhaps he : P
  10. Decimvs Aedilis

    The auctoritas of Augustus severely decreased and limited the power and influence of the senate.
  11. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    I found the answer. It was Palpatine.


    You can hurt me now.
  12. Akela viam inveniam


    Quasus, you were right, it was Diocletian:
    Domitian's reforms were short-lived:
  13. Quasus Civis Illustris

    Coimbra, Portugal
    Indeed there were emperors who used to esteem the Senate, while others eum unius aestimebant assis if not less. As mentioned before, Diocletian was the first to move the residence of emperors away from Rome on principle, thus robbing it of any political consequence. It was a part of his reforms; in particular, he introduced eastern king's luxury into the emperor's court.

    I'm reading Gibbon's "Decline and Fall". :)
  14. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    I started to read that, but my aversion for abridged books put me off.

    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
  15. crystalled Member

    Thank you for finding the answer! This question has been bothering me for days :doh:

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